James Jim Combs
and Minerva Stallard
James "Jim" Combs b 8 Apr 1876 Smoot Creek, Letcher Co KY d 18 Jan 1967 Letcher Co KY; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Letcher Co KY; s/o Russell Hacker Combs and Leodicia Dicy Polly. James Jim Combs m. Minerva Stallard b 26 Feb 1880 Letcher Co KY d 30 Oct 1941 Letcher Co KY; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Marion Stallard and Louise Sergent. Children of James Jim Combs and Minerva Stallard;
I. Cora Combs b 7 Nov 1900 d 28 Nov 1910 Letcher Co KY; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY.
II. Van Combs b 29 Jan 1902 d 6 Nov 1920; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; (killed during construction work on the Sandlick Road, Sandlick, Kentucky).
III. Ida Combs b 1904 d 7 Oct 1972; m. 1919 Letcher Co KY to Peter Holbrook b 20 Feb 1895 d 3 Jul 1980 Letcher Co KY; s/o Jason Lewis Holbrook and America Morgan. Children of Peter Holbrook and Ida Combs;
1. Samuel Holbrook b 6 Jun 1921 Letcher Co KY; m. Dorothy Caudill
2. Albert Holbrook b 18 Oct 1925 Letcher Co KY; m. Female Collins
3. Lester Evans Holbrook b 27 Apr 1926 Letcher Co KY; m. Female Sluder
4. Billie Dean Holbrook b 10 Jan 1928 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Zelmer Vanhoosier; (1 child). Billie Jean Holbrook m. (2) Minford Maggard; (1 child). Billie Dean Holbrook m. (3) Robert Faith
IV. Forester Grant Combs b 21 Jun 1906 Letcher Co KY d 27 Jul 1976 age 70 years 1 month and 3 days; Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. 17 Jan 1928 to Lola Adams b 21 Feb 1910 d 5 Nov 2001 Ermine, Letcher Co KY; d/o John P Sawmill John Adams and Elizabeth Lizzie Franklin. Children of Forester Grant Combs and Lola Adams;
1. Sybilla Combs b 12 Oct 1928; m. Male Johnson
2. Raymond Combs
3. James Ronnie Combs
V. Marion Combs (male) b 28 Aug 1910 d Sept 1977 Taylor Co KY; m. Euretta Hammond; (3 children). Marion Combs m. (2) Nancy Sizemore (2 children)
VI. Bonnie Combs; m. Floyd Bates, Millstone, KY
VII. Violet Combs b 1 Jan 1914 Letcher Co KY d 2 Jan 1914 Letcher Co KY; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY
VIII. Lake Combs; m. Clayburn Collins, Indianapolis, IN (6? children)
IX. Chester Combs b 18 Jun 1915 d 17 Sept 1945/47; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. Belle Adams
X. Ollie Combs (female) b 1 Nov 1919; m. Clayton Collins, Ermine, KY; Children of Clayton Collins and Ollie Combs;
1. Unknown Collins
2. Paul Collins b 2 Apr 1938 d 11 Nov 1964; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. Female Sandlin
3. Curtis Collins b 27 May 1940 d 28 Jan 1945; buried Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY
4. Bobby Wayne Collins b 10 Nov 1947 d 10 Nov 1947 Stallard Cemetery, Crafts Colly, Ermine, Letcher Co KY.
Obituary: Forester Grant Combs
17 Jan 1928 - 27 Jul 1976
Forester Grant Combs, the son of James and Minerva Stallard Combs, was born June 21, 1906, in Letcher County, Kentucky. He passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1976, being 70 years, one month and three days of age at the time of his decease.
On January 17, 1928, he was married to Lola Adams, the daughter of the late John P. Adams and Elizabeth Franklin Adams and to this happy union was born one daughter, Sybilla Johnson, Cromona, Kentucky; two sons: Raymond Combs and James
Ronnie Combs both of Ermine, Kentucky; three sisters, Ollie Collins, Ermine, Kentucky; Bonnie Bates, Millstone, Kentucky, Lake Collins, Indianapolis, Indiana, and one brother, Marion Combs, all of whom survive him, as well as his
loving wife, Lola Adams Combs, and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, as well as a host of other friends and relations.
Many years ago Forester saw the need of a savior and turned to the only source there is for help. The Lord heard his cries and lifted him up out of a horrible pit and set his feet on a solid Rock and established his goings. He and his wife, Lola, joined the Old Regular Baptist Church at May-king, Kentucky, and were baptized in the new baptismal font, located in the Annex Building of the church, being the third and fourth persons baptized in the font. Of course there was no building over it at that time.
Forester Combs was a good man, a good neighbor, a good friend, and his life was a good example for anyone to follow. He is sadly missed in the neighborhood where he lived. Written by his loving wife, Lola Adams Combs.